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Carol Suzanne Weissenborn

Criminal defense Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%

    32 years, 2,750 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

    32 years, 1,875 cases

  3. Violent crime
    25%

    32 years, 1,875 cases

  4. Juvenile law
    10%

    32 years, 1,000 cases

Licensed for 32 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1990
Updated 10/29/2022

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Law Office of Carol Weissenborn
P.O. Box 19158
Minneapolis, MN, 55419

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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Carol Weissenborn
  • 2008 - Present
  • Chief Public Defender
  • Minnesota Public Defense
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Minnesota Public Defense
  • 1994 - 2002
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Education

  • University of Chicago Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • Welfare of Children of J.B. (child welfare)
  • Termination of parental rights denied.
  • State v. A.R. (adult felony)
  • Not Guilty--Bench Trial
  • State v. A.M. (adult felony)
  • Drugs suppressed based on unlawful search; case dismissed.
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Minnesota Public Defense Training Team
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Minnesota Public Defense
  • Chief Public Defender
  • 2002 - 2008
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished Service
  • Third Judicial District Public Defender
  • 2009
  • Distinguished Service
  • Tenth Judicial District Public Defender
  • 2002

Publications

  • William Mitchell Law Review
  • Rocks Rather than Cathedrals: The Minimalist Architecture of the Minnesota Supreme Court
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Minnesota Public Defender Advocacy Institute
  • Evidence Jeopardy
  • 2008
  • Washington State Defender Association Advocacy Institute
  • Direct Examination
  • 2007
  • 17th Annual Minnesota Public Defender Conference
  • Rule 616 Bias
  • 2007
  • Seventh District Public Defender annual meeting
  • Story Telling at Trial
  • 2007
  • Minnesota Public Defender Advocacy Institute
  • Introduction to Objections
  • 2007
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Current Topics in Criminal Defense: Caseloads, Drug Courts, Disproportionate Minority Contact & ITV
  • 2007
  • Minnesota Public Defender Road Show
  • Key Trial Decisions: Waiving the Jury/Putting your Client on the Stand
  • 2007
  • Minnesota Public Defender Advocacy Institute
  • Opening Statements
  • 2006
  • Olmsted County Bar Association
  • Blakely v.Washington
  • 2006
  • Minnesota Public Defender Advocacy Institute
  • Evidence Basics
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Weissenborn is a much respected attorney in the legal community. She is always prepared to advocate zealously for her client. She is compassionate and well read in the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Carol Weissenborn in court on a number of occasions. She is smart, tough and effective as a criminal defense lawyers, and always has her client's best interest in mind."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Carol Weissenborn and I worked together in the Third Judicial District Public Defender's Office in Minnesota. She is one of the best trial lawyers I have ever seen. I have been a licensed lawyer for 20 years, with 15 years of criminal law experience, so I have seen many lawyers. In the time I worked with her, she won the vast majority of her trials and contested hearings. She is so well respected she was appointed the Chief Public Defender of the Third Judicial District and she has trained trial skills to dozens of lawyers."
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Minneapolis Criminal defense Lawyer Carol Suzanne Weissenborn
Carol Suzanne Weissenborn
Criminal defense Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 32 years